Run Along, Grand Cherokee Buyers. Nothing to See Here.
Now that all the sensible shoppers have scattered, convinced the Grand Cherokee is right for them, it’s time to talk Grand Wagoneer. Sure, unless you require a body-on-frame SUV for its increased towing capacity, you don’t strictly need to choose the Grand Wagoneer over the Grand Cherokee. But you should buy it anyway, and here’s why.
In any event, Tesla has successfully used the language in its disclaimers to distance itself from past accidents, and this latest disclaimer looks set to uphold that tradition. After all, it does explicitly state that the driver must have hands on the wheel, must be paying attention to the road, and must be prepared to take control of the vehicle.
Inside, the base S-Class is so well equipped that the Old Money crowd may not go for any of the three optional equipment groups. To them, the Luxury Line’s upgraded leather interior, bonkers Burmester audio system, 20-inch wheels and heated rear seats may seem unnecessary. Speaking of unnecessary, the Executive Line’s focus on rear passengers with individual climate control settings, separate entertainment screens and massaging seats is just frivolous. As for the AMG Line’s more aggressive styling, larger wheels and sporty accoutrements — well, that’s just not how they want to be seen.
How Much and When?
The first model to debut will be the top-of-the-line Hummer EV3X, with production expected to start in late 2021 on the special Edition 1 launch version. Starting at a sobering $99,995, this variant boasts three electric motors, torque vectoring and a “Watts to Freedom” drive mode that whisks the Hummer EV to 60 mph in 3 seconds, which, for those scoring at home, makes it about seven times quicker than a Hummer H1. The Hummer EV3X also inherits some good stuff from lower-trim models, including an adaptive air suspension with Extract Mode (which raises the vehicle’s body by approximately 6 inches to get over the hump) and a novel “CrabWalk” four-wheel-steering system in case you’d like to drive diagonally — for example, through a tight spot on a rocky trail.